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Mariners manager remembers Johnny Pesky

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Aug. 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm with No Comments »
August 13, 2012 7:03 pm

Mariners manager Eric Wedge began his playing career in the Boston Red Sox organization, where he developed a friendship with legendary shortstop Johnny Pesky, who died Monday at age 92.

“It’s a sad day for baseball, a sad day for the Pesky family and all of his friends and fans out there,” Wedge said. “I knew Johnny right up from the time I signed in 1989 and stayed in touch with him over the years. I learned a great deal from him, as have so many. It’s a sad day; but what a wonderful life he had: 92 years. And he did so much in his lifetime, and for so many other people, too. … He just had a lot to offer. Every day was a great day for him: very upbeat guy.”

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